Elio Motors P4 Prototype on Display at Woodward Dream Cruise

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Company’s 84 MPG, $6,800 Vehicle Brings Eye-Catching Style to Classic Car Cruise

Elio Motors CEO Paul Elio poses next to vehicle

The Woodward Dream Cruise is a chance for auto enthusiasts to celebrate automotive design and the rich heritage of the American auto industry.

Classic car lovers can get a glimpse of the future of transportation when Elio Motors displays its P4 prototype vehicle at the Woodward Dream Cruise here on Saturday, Aug. 16. The vehicle will be on display at Village Automotive at the corner of 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue for the duration of the Cruise.

Elio Motors’ unique, aerodynamically styled vehicle will get 84 MPG and sell for $6,800 when it goes to production in 2015. The enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle will be manufactured at a former General Motors facility in Shreveport, La., that used to manufacture the HummerH3.

The Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual cruise for classic cars up and down metro-Detroit’s iconic Woodard Avenue, draws nearly 1.5 million auto enthusiasts and more than 30,000 vintage vehicles. The event provides auto enthusiasts with a chance to see up close and personal how Elio Motors is reinventing American transportation.

“The Woodward Dream Cruise is a chance for auto enthusiasts to celebrate automotive design and the rich heritage of the American auto industry,” said Paul Elio, CEO of Elio Motors. “It’s also a chance for people to get a glimpse at the next chapter in American transportation, as Elio Motors displays our game changing vehicle. As we’ve travelled the country with our prototype, people immediately connect with our low cost and high fuel efficiency message, but even more important, they are drawn to our eye-catching design. The fans who love the Dream Cruise are very likely to be Elio Motors fans as well.”

The vehicle has already generated significant consumer enthusiasm across the country. More than 27,000 people have reserved a spot in line to purchase an Elio when they roll off the assembly line. For many customers, the vehicle will be an “and” vehicle, purchased in addition to a pickup truck, SUV or minivan. While many customers need the functionality of those vehicles, 76.3 percent of people commuting to work drive alone. An Elio is a perfect commuter vehicle for those weekly solo commutes.

About Elio Motors
Founded by car enthusiast Paul Elio in 2008, Elio Motors Inc. represents a revolutionary approach to manufacturing an ultra-high-mileage vehicle. The 3-wheeled Elio is engineered to attain a highway mileage rating of 84 mpg while providing the comfort of amenities such as power windows, power door lock and air conditioning, accompanied by the safety of multiple air bags and an aerodynamic, enclosed vehicle body. Elio’s first manufacturing site will be in Shreveport, La., with plans for the first production vehicle to roll off the assembly line in 2015 and significant production, sales and distribution during the next two years. For more information, visit http://www.eliomotors.com or http://www.facebook.com/ElioMotors.

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